All is now set for the installation of the statue of the Jamaican Olympic and World Champion sprinter, Veronica Campbell Brown that is to be unveiled at Statue Park at the National Stadium in Kingston on Sunday, October 20.

On Thursday, the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, received the all-clear from the iconic track star.

“We’ve been in discussion with Veronica and the sculptor, Basil Watson, about the design, but today when Veronica saw the maquette she said, ‘Yes, this is it!’. She loves it!” the minister said.

The Campbell-Brown statue is the third of four statues in tribute to outstanding Jamaican athletes that were designed by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport as part of its Jamaica 55 Legacy programme.

The first two statues of Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce were unveiled in 2017 and 2018 respectively. The statue of Asafa Powell, the last in the series, is being finalised.

Source: Leighton Levy